Feminism, The Advocacy Of Women 's Rights On The Ground Of The Equality

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The definition of feminism is ‘The advocacy of women 's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes’ (dictionary.com, 2015). It is believed by some that the ideas of feminism have dramatically changed since the feminist movement first started in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, while others believe the original goals have just adapted to suit modern times (GWANET, 2015). This report will investigate how the current generation’s idea of feminism differs from those of the past, and how the media has affected this change. Investigating how the ideas of feminism are different around the world and how social media has affected and influenced the changing ideas of feminism will also be explored. A survey of thirty random people was conducted as part of research for this report.

The three waves of feminism refers to the three times that the ideas of feminism has changed throughout history. When asked what the three waves of feminism were …% of people gave the correct answer while …% did not. The first wave of feminism is believed to have started in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (Pacific University Oregon, 2014). The goal of this wave was to open up opportunities for women, with a focus on suffrage. At first the suffragettes believed in peaceful protest, as they thought that any violence or trouble would persuade men that women could not be trusted to have the right to vote (The History Learning Site, 2015). The women made logical arguments,…

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